A study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Gestational Diabetes Mellitus among Pregnant Mothers and Self Care Practice of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Management among Mothers with Diabetes in Pregnancy Attending Selected Hospitals of Kottayam District

Authors

  • Gesa George
  • T. Sasikala
  • Remya Chidambaran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2738

Keywords:

Gestational diabetes mellitus, Knowledge, Practice.

Abstract

The study was conducted to assess thethe knowledge regardingGestational Diabetes Mellitus among
pregnant mothers and self care practice of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus management among mothers with
diabetes in pregnancy attending selected hospitals of Kottayam District. The objectives were to assess the
level of knowledge regarding Gestational Diabetes Mellitus among pregnant mothers, to assess the self care
practice of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus management among mothers with diabetes in pregnancy, to find
association between level of knowledge regarding Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and selected demographic
variables,to find correlation between knowledge and self care practice of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
management among mothers with diabetes in pregnancy. The research design used in the present study is
non experimental descriptive design. The study was conducted among 60 antenatal mothers and 15 mothers
with gestational diabetes mellitus by using non probability convenient sampling technique.In the present
study it was found that 33.3%mothers had poor knowledge, 33.3% had average knowledge and 33.3% had
good knowledge regarding Gestational diabetes mellitus.When comes to practice t 46.7% had satisfactory
practices and 53.3% had good practice. There is a positive correlation between knowledge and practice
(p=0.04).

Author Biographies

Gesa George

PhD Scholar, Rani Meyyammai College of Nursing, Annamalai University, Chidambarm-608002, Tamil Nadu,
India

T. Sasikala

Lecturer,RaniMeyyammai College of Nursing, Annamalai University,Chidambaram-608002, Tamil Nadu.
India

Remya Chidambaran

Vice-Principal, Sreesucheendra College of Nursing, Ernakulam, Kerala

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Gesa George, T. Sasikala, & Remya Chidambaran. (2021). A study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Gestational Diabetes Mellitus among Pregnant Mothers and Self Care Practice of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Management among Mothers with Diabetes in Pregnancy Attending Selected Hospitals of Kottayam District. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 539-542. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2738